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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Responding to Emergencies
10 March 2014

Syria Conflict Enters Fourth Year As Some Food Reaches Previously Inaccessible Areas

GENEVA/AMMAN – In the last few weeks, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) succeeded in reaching many areas of Syria that were inaccessible for months. But as the conflict enters its fourth year, delivering food to people in desperate need remains a challenge.

Responding to Emergencies
10 March 2014

WFP And Partners Launch Nutrition Programme For Syrian Refugees In Jordan

AMMAN – Together with partners Save the Children Jordan and Medair, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a nutrition programme for the treatment and prevention of moderate acute malnutrition among Syrian refugee women and children living in camps and communities in Jordan.

7 March 2014

South Sudan Conflict Reverses Progress On Food Security

FAO/WFP Joint News Release

JUBA – The conflict in South Sudan risks reversing gains in food security that the country had made over the last year, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

Focus on Women
7 March 2014

Empowering Women Will End Hunger: Celebrating Women’s Role In Meeting The Zero Hunger Challenge

ROME – Every year, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provides more than eleven million schoolgirls with food to help keep them in education and around three million vulnerable women with special nutritional support. This year, on International Women’s Day (March 8), WFP is celebrating how empowering women can boost global efforts to end hunger.

6 March 2014

Empowering Women Will End Hunger: Celebrating Women's Role In Meeting The Zero Hunger Challenge

ROME/TEHRAN – Every year, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provides more than eleven million schoolgirls with food to help keep them in education and around three million vulnerable women with special nutritional support. This year, on International Women’s Day (March 8), WFP is celebrating how empowering women can boost global efforts to end hunger.

6 March 2014

New Initiative Enables Somali Farmers To Become WFP Suppliers

EU, Austria and UN Food Agencies Are Backing Landmark Initiative

Contributions to WFP
6 March 2014

Oman Contributes $1 Million For Hungry Families In Mauritania And Senegal

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$1 million from the Sultanate of Oman to support food assistance programmes that will benefit people suffering the effects of drought and conflict in West Africa.

Focus on Women
5 March 2014

Empowering Women Will End Hunger: Celebrating Women’s Role In Meeting The Zero Hunger Challenge

ROME/BISHKEK – Every year, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provides more than eleven million schoolgirls with food to help keep them in education and around three million vulnerable women with special nutritional support. This year, on International Women’s Day (March 8), WFP is celebrating how empowering women can boost global efforts to end hunger.

4 March 2014

Japanese Contributions Help Vulnerable Malawian Families As Well As Refugees

Lilongwe - The Government of Japan has renewed its commitment to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), contributing a total of US$2.1 million in support of the most food-insecure and vulnerable people in Malawi, including refugees.

Logistics
4 March 2014

UK’s DFID Gives £2 Million To WFP Nepal For Earthquake Emergency Preparedness

KATHMANDU – The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) has made a contribution of £2 million (NPR 328.8 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Nepal to boost national capacity to respond to a major earthquake in the Kathmandu Valley.

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